Tags: "Minnesota"

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ProAct suspending many services starting March 20 in response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 ProAct has worked diligently to ensure the health and safety of both our participants and staff during these challenging times relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We take our role as a provider of disability services seriously and ...

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Not giving up, 20-year participant makes jump to job market

Ed Hubley, foreground, stocks shelves at the Dollar Tree store in Cottage Grove and is appreciated by Store Manager Tracy Arett, left, and ProAct Designated Coordinator Charlotte Eastin. Using a wheelchair as backup and coordinating limited use of his hands, ...

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Employer partner finds match

Photo: Culver’s GM Tara Vonte relies on Brandon Marcks, who washes dishes on weekday afternoons and helps keep the restaurant clean. Brandon Marcks at ProAct in Red Wing was ready for a community job. Little did he know that a ...

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New Options to celebrate 50 years serving people with disabilities

Open house, food, music and dance on October 23 Former Scott County run program in Shakopee has impacted hundreds of people and their families with life skills training, community integration and work offerings The year was 1968 when a new ...

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ProAct offers training in Person-Centered Thinking and Practices
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Person-centered training Oct. 23-24 – CEU credits, meet 245D requirement

ProAct in Eagan is offering a two-day, certified interactive training for acquiring and practicing effective person-centered thinking skills. Discover what is important TO and what is important FOR a person The role of rituals & routines The power of being ...

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ProAct business partner wins state level award

3M Fall Protection, a 22-year partner with ProAct in Red Wing, was named an Outstanding Disability Employer by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR). “You bring out the best, the highest potential in all of our people, and ...

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ProAct building front Eagan
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Different staff roles, each impacting individuals for good

Whether it involves serving others on-site, with a work crew or finding someone a job in the community, there’s one thing these staffers have in common– the satisfaction gained by positively impacting others. “I never sell them short,” said Life ...

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Tim Benjamin and Mike Kraines
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Help for Minnesota newspaper ‘gem’

ProAct joined a group of 14 disability service providers to support Access Press, the only statewide newspaper in the U.S. that covers all disabilities. Together, they contributed more than $9,000. Checks were presented to Access Press Executive Director Tim Benjamin, ...

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Woodbury Bulletin letter: Recognizing direct support professionals

To the editor: It’s been gratifying to see the progress our society has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. I expect opportunities for employment, independent living and community involvement to continue to increase. There are many reasons ...

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